Eagles continue home win streak with win over Warhawks

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  • Sophomore guard Alexis Brown scored a season high 18 points Thursday night

Ryan Pye

After dropping back to back road games, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball team gathered a much needed home win against conference opponent Louisiana Monroe.

Following a close contested first quarter, the Eagles soon broke into a rhythm offensively and took control of the game.

Despite only shooting 41 percent from the floor in the first half , the Eagles’ defensive efforts held the Warhawks to just 27 points, giving them an 11 point lead going into halftime.

The Eagles came out hot to start the second half, starting the third quarter on an electric 14-0 run, and gaining a comfortable lead over the Warhawks. From that point on the Eagles never looked back, defeating ULM by a final score of 75-45.

Leading the way for the Eagles offensively was freshman guard Alexis Brown, who racked up 18 total points while shooting a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line.

A large contributor to the large margin of victory was the stellar defensive play by the Eagles. They held the Warhawks to just 45 points on 34 percent shooting from the field. They also forced 18 turnovers, 10 of them coming off of steals alone.

The 30 point victory should serve as a bit of a confidence boost for the Eagles, who host another conference opponent, Louisiana, on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Tip-off for the game against the Ragin’ Cajuns is set for 2 PM.